pandowdy

[pan-dou-dee]

Origin of pandowdy

1795–1805, Americanism; perhaps variant of obsolete dial. (Somerset) pandoulde custard; see pan1
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pandowdy

noun plural -dies
  1. US a deep-dish pie made from fruit, esp apples, with a cake toppingapple pandowdy

Word Origin for pandowdy

C19: of unknown origin
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